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Fall-Winter Park Hours Begin Nov. 5

Sunset over a sage scrub landscape

The clocks fall back early November 5, marking the end of daylight saving time and the beginning of OC Parks’ fall-winter operating schedule. Most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter, and wilderness parks close at sunset year-round.

Fall-winter hours for the following regional parks are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Carbon Canyon Regional Park
  • Clark Regional Park
  • Craig Regional Park
  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park
  • Mason Regional Park
  • Mile Square Regional Park
  • Tri-City Regional Park
  • Yorba Regional Park
  • Irvine Regional Park (opens at 6 a.m.)

Wilderness parks and the following regional parks open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year-round:

  • Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
  • Caspers Wilderness Park
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park (parking lots open at 8 a.m.)
  • O’Neill Regional Park
  • Peters Canyon Regional Park  
  • Riley Wilderness Park
  • Santiago Oaks Regional Park
  • Talbert Regional Park
  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
  • Wieder Regional Park
  • Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

Irvine Lake will continue to operate Friday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Salt Creek Beach and Strands Beach open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Capistrano Beach and Bayside Beach (in Newport Harbor next to the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol facility) open at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.

OC Parks facilities will remain on these operating hours until daylight saving time and spring-summer hours return March 10, 2024, through November 3, 2024.